Flying in from Belfast Ireland, Superstar Model Ema with Lee Allen's 1961 Norton Manx live at the Isle of Man.

One of the last Manx Nortons off the production line, ordered by racer Peter Darvill this machine competed in the Manx Gran Prix and the TT between 1961 and 1966.



The shoot location had been set for "the Bungalow"- up high on the Snaefell Mountain, with a famous view of the circuit where the railroad tracks cross by the foot bridge. But the Manx Grand Prix schedule pushed Monday racing into Tuesday, which meant that we would not be able to get there, as the road up was now trnsfomed into race course! We scrambled to find a new location. Simon came back that evening and showed me a photo he'd taken on his day out exploring ... of his '59 Norton Dominator here at Fleshwick Bay and I immediately said THAT! That is where we need to shoot.


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